Prince Harry is a “bigger problem” for the British monarchy than Prince Andrew, whose damage to the royal family has been “fenced off” according to the author and former editor of Vanity FairTina Brown.
Talking to Bloomberg in the city Podcast, Brown discusses the state of the monarchy in the year Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, 70 years on the throne.
During the podcast, Brown said that “the monarchy seems more reassuring than ever, but this monarchy is at a weak point because everyone knows this is Queen Elizabeth II’s last jubilee, and the question is how they will feel British after the death of the Queen” the “big one”.
author Palace Leaves Prince Andrew, who made headlines in June for canceling his planned public appearance at the Garter Day party, was also described as having “did not boost the crown’s appeal” after being involved in a sexual assault lawsuit in 2021.
The lawsuit against Andrew was brought by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Jeffrey in the United States. The emir denied these allegations despite stepping down from his official role and sponsorship. In early 2022, Andrew reached a multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement with Joffrey.
In light of the settlement, Brown said she believes that while Andrew’s appearance in a prominent position at Prince Philip’s memorial service in March was “sad,” those future problems were “flanked, because people understand that, well, often they want to.” The Queen to have her son by her side.”
Brown added that although this may now be the case, “this will not happen when Charles is king and it will not happen when William is king.”
As for who has the potential to cause bigger problems for the royal family in the future, Brown said she felt it wasn’t Andrew, but Harry who held that title.
She said, “I think Harry is a little bit more of a problem, because you don’t quite know what he’s going to do next. It keeps them all in the vulnerable position of wondering where the bombs are coming from.”
Brown’s comments have been made regarding a number of discoveries Harry has made since stepping down as an official public royal with Meghan Markle in 2020.
In March 2021, the couple sat down for a historic interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they alleged that an unnamed member of the royal family made racially insensitive comments about the skin color of the couple’s future children, adding that they felt they had received no support from the royal family. Family or family when they admit that they suffer from the media.
The interview caused widespread backlash against the royal family, and in the days after it aired, Prince William broke the royal family’s long-held mantra of “Never complain, never explain” in response to a reporter’s question about whether members of the royal family were racist with Statement. : “We are not a very racist family.”
Since the interview with Winfrey, Harry has repeated his grievances with the royal family in the documentaries I can’t see it As well as making comments about wanting to make sure the 96-year-old Queen is “protected” and “there are the right people around her”.
Perhaps the royal family’s biggest concern, as far as Harry is concerned, looming in the future is the publication of his memoirs due out by the end of the year.
A press release issued at the time of the book’s announcement stated that Harry’s intention to write was “not as a prince I was born but as the man I have become”.
He also stated that the post would detail the “highs and lows, mistakes” and “lessons learned” throughout his life. How many of these will be associated with the royal family and how much the prince’s choice to reveal them is not yet seen.
Despite the problems the book might pose, Brown believes the future of the royal family is stable as Prince Charles has the potential to make a good “transitional king”.
“Charles wouldn’t, of course, be the same esteemed character as his mother, he couldn’t be,” she said.
“But I think there’s almost a kind of acceptance and affection for Charles at this point because everyone understands that Charles’ reasons were really real and now that he’s been married to Camilla longer than Diana, there’s a sense that he’s now a happy, unapologetic man and that shines through.”
“He could become a kind of ‘grandfather of the nation’ character and a transitional king,” she continued, adding that “his job is really to get things done for William and then William and Kate, it’s up to them.”